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Disney's Future Pivoting on Chicken Little

IMDB has a little blurb about how Chicken Little will play a big role in determining the future of the animation studio. The film, set to open this coming weekend, is stated to mark the transition between hand-drawn animation and computer generated animation. Which is odd, as CG is nothing new for Disney. The implication is that this is the first completely CG film done by Disney in-house, as opposed to the Pixar films that Disney distributes. This is the pivotal issue --- will Disney's offering be able to compete with Pixar, or will it fall flat? This will have huge impact on the negotiations that Disney is having with Pixar. If Chicken Little does well, then Disney doesn't need Pixar as much as Pixar needs Disney. However if it tanks, Pixar gets a bit more out of the mouse. This weekend will hopefully settle the issue. --Terrence Ryan

Posted by on October 31, 2005 11:23 PM
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